Local & National Highlights Plus Pumpkin Pie & More! Find out about all of the great things going on in the ACYI Partnership. Read our latest Newsletter Here!
Stuart Middle School, in School District 27J, has received national attention from our national affiliate, StriveTogether, for boosting school achievement by incorporating continuous improvement and student voice. After applying continuous improvement methodology within the classroom, Stuart increased their 8th Grade Math scores from 8% met/exceeded grade level expectations in 2016 to 23% in 2017. […]
Find out about all of the great things going on in the ACYI Partnership. Read our latest Newsletter Here!
When asked, I am confident that few adults would choose to go back and re-live their young adolescent, middle school years. This is an awkward time, to say the least – a time where every insecurity feels insurmountable, where middle school students feel like all eyes are on them or the blemish on their chins. […]
asd Thank you to all of our Guests, Table Captains, Volunteers, and Sponsors for helping to make our 2nd Annual Catalyst for Change Breakfast a success! With your support we were able to exceed our goal… We raised a total of $50,000 for the Youth Initiative and our LIFT Fund. The event, held on Friday, […]
A new name and a logo refresh unveiled… The Adams County Youth Initiative, as it was formerly referred to, announced a new name and logo refresh this past week at it’s second Annual Catalyst for Change Breakfast on September 15, 2017. Moving forward, the organization will be called the Youth Initiative of Adams County. The YOUth […]
The Youth Initiative of Adams County presented Kevin West, School District 27J Director of Intervention Services, with the 2017 Youth Initiative Champion Award at their recent Catalyst for Change Breakfast on Friday, September 15, 2017. The purpose of the Champion Award is to recognize leaders, partners, and organizations who: Demonstrate a strong vision and driving […]
Our Community Leaders Council (CLC) met recently to review postsecondary enrollment and completion data for Adams County Youth as it relates to Certifications, Associate’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, and Master’s Degrees. Understanding that current data are limited to that which is available to us through the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) from the Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) and the National Student Clearinghouse […]
Greetings Friends, . Within this blog, we are delighted to share about exciting gains in student achievement that our friends at School District 27J’s Otho E. Stuart Middle School are experiencing. Former principal, and now Director of Student Achievement and Professional Learning for the district, credits these gains to the culture of Continuous Improvement developed within the […]
Reflections of Youth… One way we are working to keep youth at the center is by simply listening. We listen to understand, allowing our partners to identify the root causes of the problems they’ve identified and bring youth into the changemaking process to help inform the work we do. But this goes beyond just having […]